Marvel Comics has will launch an ongoing Gwenpool series, with writer Christopher Hastings and artist Gurihiru, this April.
Gwenpool – a.k.a. Gwendoline Pool – began life as a Spider-Gwen/Deadpool mashup character on a Chris Bachalo variant cover, which became popular among cosplayers. She was introduced into the Marvel Universe proper in the Gweenpool Christmas Special, where she partied with the likes of Hellcat, Howard the Duck, and She-Hulk, and her story continues in 10-page back up stories in issues of Howard the Duck before her own headlining book takes off.
Speaking to EW, Hastings promises that there is a real story to be told with the character, despite her unorthodox genesis.
“I think it’s just so much fun, and we are telling an interesting story here,” Hastings says. “We’re not just making up a reason to buy comics based on a popular cosplay character. There’s so much to explore with this new character and all of her weird little quirks and things like that and I really had to make some very hard decisions in what we could tell in those very short little 10-page comics. It was super fun exercise in trying to make something entertaining in a short little period of space. I’m really excited to have the space here to really let it breathe a little bit. “
Look for Gweenpool #1 in April 2016.